A West Ashley man is accused of stabbing his twin brother with a pen during an argument over prescription pills, according to Charleston police.

William Hood, 18, accused his brother of stealing his Xanax pills during a confrontation in the front yard of their home on Forest Lakes Boulevard on Friday at 10:30 a.m., according to an incident report.

Eric Hood, 18, of Charleston, became agitated by the accusation of theft and is accused of then stabbing his brother with a pen on his back and right arm, leaving slight lacerations, the report stated.

Eric Hood is also accused of biting William Hood on the cheek and arm, according to the report.

William Hood ran inside the home, where his mother had locked herself inside a room, the report stated. William Hood kicked down the door, which hit his mother, causing minor cuts on her arm, the report stated.

William Hood took the phone from his mother, who had been calling 911, and advised the operator he saw Eric Hood walking down the hallway holding a knife, the report stated. William Hood left the home and drove to the hospital, according to the report.

William Hood was charged with simple assault in connection with the injury to his mother, police said. Eric Hood was charged with simple assault for the alleged attack on his brother.

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